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Air New Zealand Airpoints™ membership reaches 1.5 million

17 February 2014

Air New Zealand Airpoints™ membership reaches 1.5 million

Air New Zealand’s Airpoints™ programme continues to go from strength to strength with the number of members now surpassing 1.5 million globally.

Changes to the programme announced in November have been well received, with monthly new member sign ups jumping 60 percent and frequent flyer satisfaction now sitting at record highs.

The changes include the ability for members to earn Airpoints Dollars™ on every regularly available fare and earn rates that fairly reward the price of the airfare paid.

Air New Zealand General Manager Customer Value Hamish Rumbold says the recent introduction of new credit and debit card products will be complemented by the announcement of a range of new Airpoints partners in 2014 as conversations with business partners conclude.

“Airpoints is now the largest loyalty programme in New Zealand by both value of points issued and the value of rewards redeemed by members each year.

“As we continue to grow, members can look forward to earning Airpoints Dollars at more retailers, businesses and on their everyday household bills during the year.

“So while Airpoints members enjoyed more than 750,000 flights using their Airpoints Dollars last year, we expect this number to increase significantly as a result of the programme’s planned expansion.”

About Star Alliance
Air New Zealand is proud to be a member of Star Alliance. The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI, United and US Airways. Air India has been announced as a future member airline with Avianca Brazil to join under the existing Avianca membership. Overall, the Star Alliance network offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.

For more information about Air New Zealand visit www.airnewzealand.com and for more information about Star Alliance visit www.staralliance.com

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